Jan. 15, 2020

The Government of India launched Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD).


  • What is it? It is a central accident database management system that will help in analysing causes of road crashes and in devising safety interventions to reduce such accidents in the country.

  • Bodies involved: This IT tool has been developed by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) and will be implemented by the National Informatics Centre. The project costs ₹258 crore and is being supported by the World Bank.

  • Coverage: The system will be first piloted in the six States with highest fatalities from road crashes — Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Way ahead: The IRAD will be improved on the basis of the learnings from the trial, following which it will be rolled out across the country.

Source : The Hindu